These three are right for this time

I agree with The Enterprise’s endorsement of Dan Wolk, Sue Greenwald and Brett Lee for City Council. All of the candidates in the race have good qualities and a lot to offer the city, but I believe the selected three are the best for this time period. Greenwald has fought to restrain city spending so […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Reject ‘attack’ ad, support Sue

As one drives around town, one sees various combinations and permutations of the new young crop of potential City Council members — Lucas Frerichs, Dan Wolk and Brett Lee. They hold the potential for bringing new energy to the top leadership of public life. We have been fortunate to have had not just elected leaders […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Greenwald definitely listens

On Tuesday, many if not all of us were politically pepper-sprayed by a “Don’t Reward Bad Behavior” ad targeting Sue Greenwald. The Occupy students at UCD were pepper-sprayed because of their dissent from, as they put it, an “out-of-control administration” that has used privatization in the face of budgetary restrictions to turn education into a […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

I’m voting only for Greenwald

I am so saddened to have received the vicious attack in the mail regarding the candidacy of Sue Greenwald. The reason for the attack is that Sue has been brave enough to stand up and try to save money on the surface water project. Apparently, that was inconvenient to some building trade unions. I have […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Support positive campaigning

I just received a campaign flier in the mail titled “Don’t Reward Bad Behavior.” It makes me sick that Davis politics has sunk so low. I don’t agree with many of Sue Greenwald’s ideas, but she is the only one who is looking out for our dollars and how not to waste them. Shame on […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Jewish Voice for Peace weighs in

Your recent coverage of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency controversy requires us to make sure you and your readers understand the reasons we support the campaign to disqualify Veolia Corp. because it supports and profits from Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. The Jewish community does not speak in one voice on the issue of […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Pay cuts are not the solution

The school board’s recent decision to ask teachers to take a cut in pay more than stunned me when I read it the second time, and wondered: “What were they thinking?” This is the school district that causes many families to move to Davis — and, in many cases, several have told me they have skimped, saved and sacrificed financially […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

It’s always a wrenching decision

Having talked to many women devastated by unplanned pregnancies, the responses against Lyra Halprin’s recent op-ed piece make me sad. It is not my experience that women do not have “an accurate and startling idea” of the implications of that decision; rather, they and their partners sweat blood over it. Lack of acknowledgement of the […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Political crony chose Maguire

In the last days of his administration, Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed his deputy legal “affairs” attorney Dan Maguire as a judge in Yolo County. Maguire had managed many sensitive issues on behalf of the Republican governor’s “inner circle,” including but not limited to directing funds from the Protocol Foundation to pay for special trips and expenses […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We disagree with faculty censure

We, the undersigned, members of the UC Davis Association of the National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine) strongly protest the resolution passed by the Executive Council of the Academic Senate to censure Chancellor Linda Katehi for her response to the Nov. 18 incident. It is distressing that […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Peña history will soon disappear

Before the Peña house at 337 D St. is demolished, this summer, I suggest you stop by and take a good look at it. Maybe even snap a photo. The small white “vernacular” house is a called a Victorian, but only because Queen Victoria was still mounted on the British throne when the Peña family […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Prom spending may reflect recession dreams

The issue: Budget-busting dance offers us an escape, albeit an expensive one Going to the senior prom didn’t used to be a budget-buster. Oh, some big spenders would pop for an orchid corsage instead of a carnation, but the big event could easily cost both parties less than $100 total if her mom made her […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Dan Maguire for Yolo judge

I am proud to endorse Judge Dan Maguire in this June election for Yolo County judge, as I am sure anyone who has ever met him is. Dan is thoughtful and even-minded and keen to sort out issues and arguments and facts. In the time that I have know Dan, his work ethic and intellect […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,